Greatest Love of All?

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"What could be wrong?" she said in a deadpan way that meant she wasn't convinced things were right. "All my needs are met."

"Name them," the voice demanded.

She leaned towards the mirror to apply her face. "A house, food on the table, a car, a family, a job, even a cat and a dog. People are envious of me."

"Why are you unhappy?" again demanded the voice.

"Something is missing." She stood to review her reflection, adjusting her hair, shirt, and checking her teeth for lipstick smudges.

"But you have it all." The voice was commanding, willing her to believe.

"Maybe I don't." She stepped out of the bathroom, focused on the clock and packing her lunch. Safely in her car on her way to work she turned up the music to keep the voice at bay.

The greatest love of all

Is easy to achieve

Learning to love yourself

It is the greatest love of all

"Do I have love?" I asked myself. "Do I love myself?"

"Why should you?" the voice taunted.

"If you don't love yourself you'll never believe that others can love you."


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Story prompt:

Pick a song. Can be one you like or just be a song at random.

Either while listening or after listening write whatever scene plays out in your head while that music is playing in the background.

Include the name of the song in the story title if you can.

Musical Inspiration... by TheCheshireChris


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